Originally posted by led50 moves without a capture or a pawn move, and you are given the option for a draw.
I was wondering how many moves without a capture must be made before a draw can be claimed. I read 50. Once this happens, must a draw be claimed? Can it be denied? Does RHP do the draw automatically or do I have to claim?
Originally posted by AikoNo draw other than stalemate is automatic. Both draw by repetition and under the 50 move rule must be claimed (on the move they occur).
I believe only repetition of moves is done automatically. All other drawish situations need to be claimed a draw (or offered and accepted).
Originally posted by XanthosNZThat's strange then. I have played at least two matches in the last few months drawing against an opponent right after I had offered a draw to my opponent, which got declined and the game ended in an draw due to repitition (as the main board indicated). I thought my opponents thought there was more in it for them so they decided to continue, but caused a draw by repitition after all. Strange...
No draw other than stalemate is automatic. Both draw by repetition and under the 50 move rule must be claimed (on the move they occur).